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Cronquistianthus rosei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Cronquistianthus rosei
Species Authority: R.M.King & H.Rob.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three subpopulations. The type was collected in 1918 near Cuenca by J. Rose, who also collected the species near Saraguro; another collection was made in Cañar province by M. Giler in 1945, between Tambo and Suscal. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur inside the Parque Nacional Sangay and Parque Nacional Cajas, since it has been collected nearby. Considered Endangered due to deforestation, fires and conversion of forests to croplands over the last century. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three subpopulations, recorded within the Azuay, Cañar and Loja provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub of low Andean forest (1,000–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Considered Endangered due to deforestation, fires and conversion of forests to croplands over the last century.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas, but may occur inside the Parque Nacional Sangay and Parque Nacional Cajas, since it has been collected nearby.

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Cronquistianthus rosei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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